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How to Trade in a Car in Fond du Lac

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Looking to purchase a new car near Oshkosh or Sheboygan? We here at Holiday Automotive are proud to offer you huge selection of new vehicles from all your favorite brands like Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Mazda. But before you sign on the dotted line and drive that new car, truck, or SUV home, you’re going to need to figure out what to do with your current ride. If you’re thinking about trading it in but don’t know where to start, then this guide is for you! Learn how to trade in your car even if it’s financed in Fond du Lac at Holiday Automotive the easy way! Contact us to learn more if you have questions at any time!

Here’s How to Trade-In Your Car

Step 1: Get an Estimated Trade-In Valuation

When looking to trade-in your car, truck, or SUV, you’ll first want to figure out around how much it’s worth. Holiday Automotive makes this simple for West Bend-area drivers just like you with our online trade-in valuation tool. We use a variety of factors to compute a quick trade-in estimate for you, including your car’s year, make, and model, plus its condition, mileage, and features. When using our trade-in valuation tool, you’ll simply need to provide us with some of the above information along with your name, email, and phone number. After that, you’ll receive the estimated value of your car in nearly no time. If you would like to do more research on your own, however, there are online tools available like these from Kelley Blue Book® and Edmunds True Market Value®.

Step 2: Get an Appraisal

The trade-in valuation you get by using our easy online tool is just an estimate. Eventually, when you’re serious about trading in your car, you’ll need to visit us at Holiday Automotive here in Fond du Lac for an actual appraisal. During the appraisal process, our experts will verify the vehicle’s condition and also take a look at our inventory to determine whether we’ll be able to sell your vehicle.

In many cases, even if we can’t sell your vehicle, we can still arrange for you to trade in your vehicle and have it sent to auction. Either way, when you come for your appraisal, be sure to have your trade-in value estimate with you along with other offers you may have received from other dealerships.

Step 3: Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

When you get a trade-in offer, you can accept it, or you can try to negotiate for a higher price. Negotiability is just one benefit to trading in your car. Other benefits include:

  • Unlike many West Bend-area used-car retailers, you can negotiate with a dealership like Holiday Automotive. So come prepared with research, but be realistic about your vehicle’s value based on objective data.
  • If you happen to be upside down on your car loan but you want to consolidate what you owe bundled into the price of your new car, a dealership can help you do that.

Ready to accept a trade-in offer? You can accept a cash payment or you can have the amount of your trade-in applied towards your next vehicle purchase or lease!

Trade-In Your Car Today at Holiday Automotive!

Ready to trade-in your car and step into something else? We’re here for you! Be sure to check out our other car buying tips and tricks for more information, or our new vehicle specials to save more on your next lease. We here at Holiday Automotive can’t wait to show you how we make the trade-in process quick, easy, and fair! Plus, if at any time you decide trading in isn’t a good idea, we may also be able to help you refinance your current loan!

Holiday Automotive 43.7877556, -88.4874357.